(The following post is inspired by a conversation that I had with my #2/#1 daughter this morning. And from a conversation I had with a dear friend/sister very recently-[you know who you are 🙂 ])
If God’s chosen us for a thing, it’s not up to us to question how it’ll happen, only to trust that it will happen because it’s not of our own anything but by God’s grace and strength. The Lord, the One who has always existed, the One who spoke and created everything in existence didn’t lie to you when the Holy Spirit dropped that Word into your spirit!
“God’s not a man that He should lie.” ~ Numbers 23:19
I heard this wonderful statement, on the first night of the women’s conference:
“Stop asking questions and start believing God’s statements” ~ Pastor David Katina-Sis Conference 2015
We have a tendency to question ourselves, as if God made some sort of mistake. Those past sentences start their playback, but we forget that the enemy is the one who pressed the play button!
We get excited and tell others, whom we think will be our cheerleaders, about what God has chosen us to do. Only to find out that they are low-key jealous and will start to discourage us, or discourage us without knowing that their questions are a form of discouragement.
What do we do?!
I’ll tell you what God told me through a wonderful friend and sister. While praying over me yesterday, I heard this:
“…don’t look to the left, don’t look to the right, keep your eyes on Jesus.”
So the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you/us, if God’s chosen you for a thing, or to be a thing, start walking in it. That first step might simply be believing in your heart that it will happen. God will take care of the rest.
“…calling those things that were not, as though they did…” ~ from Romans 4:17-18, (but read 16-25.)
Paul was speaking about Abraham, and how God promised to make him a father, in his old age, and with his barren wife Sarah. They had their struggle with it though. But eventually, they realigned themselves with what God had said and had the faith that it was going to come to pass.
I’ll be the first one to admit that it’s never easy. But God hasn’t promised “easy.” He promised that He’ll do it. And always remember:
‘I can do all things through christ who strengthens me.’ ~ philippians 4:13